SONNY AND GERALDINE LISTON DID NOT ADOPT DANIEL. DANIELS REAL MOTHER WOULD NOT ALLOW IT. LARRY M. GANDY SINNED BY LYING ABOUT FINDING SONNY LISTON DEAD. “SINS OF THE CITY EXPLORES SONNY LISTON’S SUSPICIOUS DEATH”

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Daniel’s real mother did not want her son to be adopted. Sonny and Geraldine Liston had legal guardianship of Daniel until his 18th birthday. Sonny and Geraldine could not have children. Geraldine miscarried their first child.